‘Partners, Not Partisans’: On Opening Day, Ferrandino Calls for Cooperation on Practical Solutions

January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012 (Denver) – Rep. Mark Ferrandino called on members of the state House of Representatives today to put aside partisan differences as the Colorado General Assembly convened for its 2012 session. “House Democrats will not take the low road toward gridlock and dysfunction,” Rep. Ferrandino said in his first floor speech as leader

Young-Ferrandino Bill Opens Paths to Medicaid Solutions

January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012 (Denver) – Soaring Medicaid costs are straining the state budget. Today, Rep. Dave Young and Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino proposed a bill to save money and maximize health outcomes. “Colorado families are still suffering from the aftereffects of the Great Recession and thus the Medicaid rolls continue to grow,” Rep. Young (D-Greeley)

House Dems Launch ‘Start Up Colorado’ Jobs Package

January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012 (Denver) – House Democrats rolled out three more job-creation proposals today, a package focused on nurturing the small businesses and new technologies that are the leading sources of jobs for Coloradans. “There’s a lot of talk about job creation in this building, but this package is actually going to be creating jobs,”